Verbal threat, Mentor Gjergjaj, Pristina, 22.12.2017

Association of Journalists of Kosovo was informed by journalist Mentor Gjergjaj that the bodyguard of deputy Prime Minister, Fatmir Limaj tried by force to delete some of the photos in journalists’ telephone. Journalist took pictures of Limaj when the latter was entering the president’s office. The bodyguard took a picture of journalist’s badge.

State Kosovë
Name and Surname Mentor Gjergjaj
Gender Mashkull
Date 22/12/2017 00:00
City Prishtinë
Type of Incident Frikësim – kërcënim verbal (përfshirë kërcënimet me vdekje)
From who Sigurimi
The Offender / Suspect I Panjohur
Type of media Online
Media Name Gazeta Express
Source Gazetari
Public Prosecutor
Judiciary Nuk ka filluar procedurë ligjore
Judiciary Status
Legal Closure
Has the Journalist Association been notified? Po
Has the incident been reported to the authorities Jo
A është raportuar incidenti në prokurori?
Associations Respond AJK instructed Mentor Gjergjaj to immediately report the case to police. Association of Journalists of Kosovo strongly condemns this act and invites police to take care for journalist’s security as well as to ensure that the bodyguard receives deserved sentence.AGK will closely monitor this case and will act in defence of the journalist and the freedom to practice the profession.
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